Catholic Church Bans Father Ejike Mbaka From Endorsing Politicians

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Catholic Church Bans Father Ejike Mbaka From Endorsing Politicians

Post: # 58Post amanda
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:25 am

The Catholic Church has banned Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka of
Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) from endorsing
politicians seeking for elective offices.
Bishop Callistus Onaga of Enugu Catholic Diocese
announced the ban at the weekend while speaking at
Priestly Ordination in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Emene
Enugu.
According to Bishop Onaga, the church has also asked
Mbaka to send a written apology to former Anambra State
Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice
presidential candidate, Peter Obi, over their recent
altercation.
“The Church does not want prophesy. We are in a
democracy and not theocracy. We asked Mbaka to send a
written apology to Obi. What he did was not apology but
apologetics. He wrote an apology before us and I hope it
will be in the social press now,” Onaga said.
The Bishop insisted that Mbaka must adhere to the
instructions of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria
(CBCN) and do not get involved in the endorsement of
candidates.
Onaga maintained that Mbaka should not stay in one place
and decide who will win or lose.
“Stop prophesying on who is going to be what. He (Mbaka)
told us he was sorry. He said he didn’t know what
happened and promised it won’t happen again.
“Let us pray for Mbaka. There’s no doubt that Mbaka is a
gifted priest. Stop misleading him. You (the followers)
pushed him into doing what he did. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
and he misspoke. Follow him, but pray for him.
You (people who reacted to his outbursts) called him
names. When I heard it I also called him names. The
Church is a human church with all human limitations.
“I hope with this public statement everything will now rest
so that we will continue with our Mass the way we’ve been
doing it” Onaga said.
Father Mbaka became very popular with political prophesies
in 2015 when he successfully predicted the victory of
Muhammadu Buhari of APC over the then incumbent
President, Goodluck Jonathan of PDP.

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